Aurora Sanz


Grant Thornton
Avenida Diagonal, 615
08028 Barcelona

Tel: +34 93 206 39 00


Aurora Sanz is a partner and head of the Labor & Employment Department at Grant Thornton in Barcelona.

She has more than 20 years of experience providing legal advice to large and medium companies. Furthermore, she specializes in redundancies in force, labor litigation, health and safety and labor compliance. The sectors to which Aurora´s expertise extends include automotive, pharmaceutical, FMCG, hotel trade, telecommunications, ports, contact centers, retail and insurance. In addition, Aurora has a deep knowledge of Employment and Social Security regulations.

Aurora joined Grant Thornton in 2014 to reinforce its Labor & Employment Department in Spain. Before joining Grant Thornton, she worked for 13 years at Baker & McKenzie Law Firm as Partner and at European Legal Advisors Law Firm for 5 years as a Lawyer.

Aurora graduated in Law from Pompeu Fabra University and studied a master´s degree in EU Law at the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona. She also obtained a Master in Prevention of Occupational Risks offered by the Universidad Politécnica of Cataluña and a PDG at IESE.

Aurora is member of the BAR association of Barcelona, Vocal of the Advisory Board of “Món Jurídic” BAR publication, member of the European Labor Law Association, and of FORELAB (Spanish Professional Employment Association). She collaborates as an associated professor in UIC. Member of the ESADE Law School Professional Advisory Board. She is also, President of the Labour Commission of AIAL Association.

We can provide employment advisory and HR management services adapted to your specific needs. Our extensive experience enables us to increase the effectiveness of and the return on your human capital.

At Grant Thornton, our employment advisory services are technically robust, effective and agile, and always adapted to the specific needs of your business.

  • Advisory services for the day-to-day management of employment relations
  • Legal representation and support in all types of proceedings
  • Senior management services
  • Outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions
  • Collective bargaining
  • Health and safety at work
  • Restructuring, transfers and redundancy plans, contract suspensions and temporary workday reduction schemes
  • Cross-border job assignments and expatriates

We can design corporate policies which are realistic and adapted to your company’s needs. By combining our legal and technical expertise with our strategic HR insight, we can provide you with a thorough and pragmatic approach to your human capital issues.

  • Defining your company’s mission, vision and corporate values
  • Integrated HR policies
  • Remuneration, benefits and performance-related pay schemes
  • Designing high-impact people management tools
  • Protocols for using corporate IT systems, social media, geolocation systems, etc.
  • Labour Compliance

Grant Thornton is a professional services firm providing audit, consultancy, technology and innovation, tax, legal and financial advisory services. We are the Spanish firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the leading professional service organisations worldwide with more than 50,000 people in over 135 countries.

In Spain, Grant Thornton has over 900 highly experienced, multidisciplinary professionals with a sound business vision who provide services to over 3,500 clients from the following 10 office locations: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Castellón, Málaga, Murcia, Pamplona, Valencia, Vigo and Zaragoza.

Aurora Sanz of Grant Thornton is described by clients as “resolute, utterly pragmatic and extremely client-focused.” They continue: “She has a vast technical knowledge and knows how to apply it.” She heads the department, advising clients on corporate reorganisations including collective redundancies and the harmonisation of working conditions.
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